Craig Bird
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Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
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I am looking for a mechanical ventilation solution that is a step above the single supply or exhaust fan which is set to the required 62.2 rate. On the flip side, it must be something that is similar…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Air Track Inc Jun 13.

Combined combustion tester CO + Manometer
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Wondering if anyone has any feedback on the combustion analyzers that have integrated pressure measurements. I am getting ready to move to two crews and do not want to buy a separate manometer as we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Nov 15, 2013.

Insulation/venting/air barrier for cathedral ceiling
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I have a client who has built a home that is ready for insulation. That said - it is what it is and I am not looking for what should have been done - there will be no reconstruction. We are the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Oct 29, 2013.

Easy Tests for HVAC during audit
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I was looking to beef up my offerings for standard energy audit and feel like some quick screening tests for HVAC would be great. The only test I currently do is a dominate duct test. Since I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by R Higgins Aug 11, 2013.

 

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Craig Bird commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post 1825 Home Becomes an Energy Efficiency Role Model - Remodeling Magazine
"Let's remember that some byproducts that off-gas are odorless. As for the rest, it is obvious you are not open to anything but foam, so we will just have to save our breath. I actually got into the same cycle with a guy selling…"
Jun 18
Craig Bird commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post 1825 Home Becomes an Energy Efficiency Role Model - Remodeling Magazine
"I put the direct quote in here because the NTP is the only one stating that some fiberglass could be carcinogenic and still never been shown to be in humans. Now add to that all the rest of the other regulatory agencies that have…"
Jun 17
Craig Bird commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post 1825 Home Becomes an Energy Efficiency Role Model - Remodeling Magazine
"Farmer - Are you still trying to ride that horse with carcinogens? Its been put out to pasture. I assume you hang your hat on the NTP. All you have to do is read further into the report to know it does not apply to home insulation: “Not all…"
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Air Track Inc replied to Craig Bird's discussion Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
"paul your I like your answere"
Jun 13
Steve Mann replied to Craig Bird's discussion Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
"Depending on the size of your house, this Panasonic ERV might do the trick: http://www.panasonic.com/business/building-products/ventilation-systems/products/whisper-comfort.asp"
Jun 12
Craig Bird replied to Craig Bird's discussion Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
"Thanks for the input Paul. I think that will be a good solution and is better than just a fan alone."
Jun 9
Paul Raymer replied to Craig Bird's discussion Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
"Couple of things to think about with the ventilation supply to the return approach: The motor in your in-line fan will be effected by the big air handler blower which is likely to reduce its life which is the primary reason why this approach is…"
Jun 5
Craig Bird replied to Craig Bird's discussion Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
"I don't really view this as viable solution due to the use of the air handler. If ECM motor may be ok, but otherwise to much energy hit from air handler motor.  I did find a Panasonic WhisperLine Inline Ventilation Fan 120…"
May 30
Eric Kjelshus replied to Craig Bird's discussion Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct
"I do this all the time with just  a damper and  use the stat to move the damper as the timer.     When very cold or hot  some time will bring in to much air as the AC may not be big to off set the load extra.   I use a…"
May 29
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Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct

I am looking for a mechanical ventilation solution that is a step above the single supply or exhaust fan which is set to the required 62.2 rate. On the flip side, it must be something that is similar or just above the price for single supply/exhaust. Has anyone used an inline fan which is on a small 4-6in duct going from exterior fresh to return plenum? Seems like you could get an inexpensive low power fan along with a simple control which will run continuous (or intermittent according to 62.2…See More
May 28
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Supply ventilation via inline fan and return duct

I am looking for a mechanical ventilation solution that is a step above the single supply or exhaust fan which is set to the required 62.2 rate. On the flip side, it must be something that is similar or just above the price for single supply/exhaust. Has anyone used an inline fan which is on a small 4-6in duct going from exterior fresh to return plenum? Seems like you could get an inexpensive low power fan along with a simple control which will run continuous (or intermittent according to 62.2…See More
May 28
Craig Bird replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Maria - I don't think anyone is saying this device fits for all situations, of course you are not going to install it if your water heater is behind your shower - there is no problem to fix. That said, it is not going to cause downstream…"
May 12
Craig Bird replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Jim - The last iteration of the chilipepper is what you have heard about. It has been reengineered and is no longer loud and has longer lifespan. I dont know how you can think it is difficult to install. All you do is disconnect the two shut offs…"
May 11
Craig Bird replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Maria - I understand that low flow toilets may cause ossues due to the volume needed to push the solids, butvthis is a completely different issue. There is just no way going from a 2.5 shower to a 1.5 shower is going to cause a plumbing problem.…"
May 8
Craig Bird replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Water Saver or Gimmick? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"Bud - Chillipepper uses the cold water line to send the water pumped from the hot water line back to the water heater - no piping needed, it just goes between the shutoffs. Good stuff "
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Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
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At 6:55am on December 11, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…

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